Planting Russian Comfrey Bocking #4 (Root Cutting)
Having a vested interest in dynamic accumulators (plants that mine minerals and nutrients from the soil), Russian Comfrey are being grown for that function. Two more popular strains are Docking #14 and Docking #4. With #14 being the most popular. Today, Docking #4 is going to be planted from root cuttings received via post.
In this episode, we well see the post-blossom end of a dragon fruit, compost piles in action, and learn a little bit about how galangal is being grown.
Russian Comfrey comes in many strains and the two more popular strains are ‘Bocking #14’ and ‘Bocking #4.’ In my interest of harvesting minerals with dynamic accumulators, these two strains are being tried. I am especially drawn to #4 because of their potential to reach as deep as 8 feet.
Surprisingly, comfrey is quite expensive. While they do spread, it can take upward to 3 years to establish. Definitely make friends with someone who has comfrey growing 😉